Christmas Verses – The First Coming #20

Zechariah 3:8 NIV

“‘Listen, High Priest Joshua, you and your associates seated before you, who are men symbolic of things to come: I am going to bring my servant, the Branch.

Zechariah, like Haggai, Ezra, and Nehemiah come after the fall of Jerusalem.  They are associated with Zerubbabel, a grandson of Jehoiachin, and a grandfather of Jesus.  Jehoiachin is a grandfather of Jesus, and is in the genealogies found in Matthew and Luke.  This encouragement comes during the rebuilding of the Temple, and was given to Joshua the High Priest.

I have found it amusing that Jesus would be referred to as a branch and He was trained to work with wood.

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